FISH in Cornwall is a group of volunteers who provide rides to anyone living in Cornwall needing transportation to medical appointments, shopping, etc.
Volunteers drive their own cars and there is no charge.
Call a few days ahead to: Please contact Ella Clark at 860 364-1003 (work) or 860-672-4817 (home) or ella_c@sharon-CT.org.
New volunteers are always welcome and needed!
THE CORNWALL FOOD PANTRY
Located in the lower level of the United Church of Christ, 8 Bolton Hill Road.
Non-perishable food, household & personal care supplies.
Donations: 9am-1pm Monday & Friday and by appointment.
Open for pick up: 11am-noon, Tuesday & Thursday and by appointment.
No application is necessary.
Anne Scott, Volunteer Coordinator, 860-672-0595
TOWN OF CORNWALL FOOD & FUEL FUND
Applications: Jill Gibbons, Social Services, 860-672-2603.
Donations: Barbara Herbst, Finance Officer, Town of Cornwall
P.O.Box 97, Cornwall, CT 06753
CLIFTON READ RENTAL ASSISTANCE FUND
Applications: Jill Gibbons, Social Services, 860-672-2603
Donations: Cornwall Housing Corporation
P.O.Box 174, Cornwall, CT 06754
Minister's Discretionary Fund of the United Church of Christ
Medical, fuel, food, rent, emergencies. Confidential.
Applications - Minister, 860-672-6840
Donations - Treasurer, United Church of Christ in Cornwall, Congregational, POB 35, Cornwall, CT 06753
SERVICES LISTED ABOVE ARE FOR CORNWALL RESIDENTS ONLY. THE FOLLOWING ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL RESIDENTS OF THE AREA:
NWCares provides a resource guide with information about services and programs for older adults and their families in the northwest corner. Copies are available in churches and libraries and online at www.NWCares.org. A few services are listed below.
NORTHWEST CORNER FUEL BANK
Applications: Jill Gibbons, Social Services 672-2603
Donations: Ella Clark, Coordinator
P.O.Box 385, Sharon, CT 06069
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT ON LOAN
The United Church of Christ on Bolton Hill Road is the repository of all sorts of medical equipment - beds, commodes, walkers, canes, crutches, etc.
Call the church office at 860-672-6840 or Pat or Jerry Blakey, 860-672-6516.
WOMEN'S SUPPORT SERVICES
Confidential help, particularly for victims of domestic violence, but also for women with other difficult issues. For example, a program which provides secondhand cars for those in need.
Office: 824-1491; 24-hour Hotline: 860-824-1080
NORTHWEST CORNER CHORE SERVICE (NCCS)
helps people with housekeeping, errands, gardening, snow shoveling, odd jobs - any job that's legal, safe, and mutually agreed upon. Although its target population is older and disabled people, anyone can use the service. Clients are asked for a contribution on a sliding scale. Regardless of the amount of client contribution, workers are paid $13.75 an hour plus mileage (travel time to and from job as well as for errands).
Heather Dinneen, Executive Director, 860-435-9177.
GEER DIAL-A-RIDE Service provides door-to-door transportation for residents of North Canaan, Falls Village, Salisbury, Cornwall and Sharon. Monday through Saturday. Transportation is provided for non-emergency medical appointments, shopping and day-to-day errands. The vehicle is handicap accessible. There is no charge for this service. Donations are accepted. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE NORTHWEST CORNER TRANSIT DISTRICT provides Curb-To-Curb Transportation service in the 16 towns throughout Northwest Connecticut. A 24 hour advance is requested to reserve your ride. Transportation is provided for nutrition programs, medical, shopping and for any other social and personal purposes. All vehicles are wheelchair accessible and our slogan is “We Will Get You There”.
EMERGENCIES OF ALL KINDS & REFERRALS TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES - CALL INFOLINE at 211 anytime, day or night